Can someone explain Harley Quinn for me?

Background: I went to a comedy show tonight in a comic book store. It's a monthly event that I enjoy and laugh my proverbial socks off at. Generally the comics pay some lip service the to location and talk about a comic they enjoyed or make an appropriate fandom related joke (i.e. a guy a few months back told my… » 4/12/14 11:59pm 4/12/14 11:59pm

GoogleGlass and the bubble in general make me really really glad that I chose to move back to NC from San Francisco when I did, on my terms instead of being priced out and frustrated and without having to see all this business firsthand.
Where I am now, I doubt we'll see Glass for a really long time except on the head… » 4/11/14 4:41pm 4/11/14 4:41pm

I love this but it's unfortunately a hoax.
Per BoingBoing here:

"UPDATE: This page is from a Jack Chick tract parody about Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal" » 3/31/14 9:20pm 3/31/14 9:20pm

I think the hysterical laughter (and I've been there too) comes from a flight or fight instinct. As women we're socialized not to fight back, not to be impolite, not to be "a bitch," all the way down to "you'd be a lot prettier if you smiled." That makes for strange reactions that an hour, a day, a year later feel… » 3/25/14 7:51pm 3/25/14 7:51pm

Since I'm slightly bad at following prompts and spring is both an exercise in allergy medicine overdose and roughly 3+/- days of pleasant weather before it is sweltering, my mix is a the quick smush of a Piedmont spring... all sweet tea and mid-afternoon melancholy before Saturday night excitements. » 3/24/14 9:34pm 3/24/14 9:34pm

I finished the season last night around midnight and while I lay in bed thinking about it and trying to beat back the willies and fall asleep, I was disappointed that the entire mystery wasn't unraveled. I wanted more — the unmasking of all those video men, a cogent "this is why there is an old/fort/garrison/prison… » 3/13/14 12:33pm 3/13/14 12:33pm

This comment. Thank you.
I've seen every episode of SVU at least 3 times. If there is an article about sexual abuse or rape, I'm going to read it. It's one of the only places I can process what happened to me as kid as an external story and not a nightmare. For some of us, this kind of storytelling is a catharsis and it … » 3/10/14 1:56am 3/10/14 1:56am